will ferrell. what does it mean to you tonight? >> i'm so confused right now. i thought it was the premiere of kwoez"fifty shades of grey".".""." >> reporter: this is much more exciting. >> oh, this is the snl thing. this is a big deal, too. >> reporter: how much fun will it be tonight? >> fantastic. very surreal. but a wonderful three and a half hours of television. >> reporter: what does it mean to you to be a part of it? >> it goes without saying. i wouldn't have had a career without soez"saturday night live," without lorne michaels seeing me at an audition and for whatever reason figuring out i could do this. so i owe everything to this place. it's great to be back to see old cast mates, writers, friends, everyone. >> reporter: enjoy the show. >> thank you. i will. >> reporter: we are live at the red carpet. back to you. >> all right.